TASTE
Chicago
October 14-15, 2016

Events

Join Us for a Night of Culinary Stars!
An Exclusive Dining Event
Benefiting the James Beard Foundation
Friday, October 14, 2016
6:00pm Cocktail and Tasting Reception
7:30pm Dinner

LondonHouse Chicago
85 East Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60601

Cocktail Attire
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Featuring a menu created by
Missy Robbins
Taste America All-Star
Missy Robbins
Lilia, Brooklyn
Jimmy Bannos, Jr.
Local Star
James Beard Award Winner
Jimmy Bannos, Jr.
The Purple Pig, Chicago
Aya Fukai
Pastry Chef
Aya Fukai
Maple & Ash, Chicago
Riley Huddleston
Host Chef
Riley Huddleston
LondonHouse Chicago
Donnie Madia Gianfrancisco
Guest Emcee
James Beard Award Winner
Donnie Madia Gianfrancisco
One Off Hospitality Group, Chicago
Reception will feature tastings by
Abe Conlon
Abe Conlon
Fat Rice, Chicago
Sarah Grueneberg
Sarah Grueneberg
Monteverde, Chicago
Perry Hendrix
Perry Hendrix
avec, Chicago
Lee Wolen
Lee Wolen
Boka, Chicago

Co-Chairs
Jimmy Bannos, Owner, The Purple Pig, Heaven on Seven
John Colletti, Managing Partner, Gibsons Restaurant Group
Jodi Fyfe, Principal, Paramount Events, The Lakewood & Eden
Desirée Rogers, Board Chair, Choose Chicago
Sam Toia, President & CEO, Illinois Restaurant Association
Brad Young, Billy Dec, and Arturo Gomez of Rockit Ranch Productions

The evening begins with a tasting reception featuring an exciting lineup of Chicago’s finest chefs. Then you’ll enjoy a unique four-course seated dinner designed by All-Star Missy Robbins, Local Star Jimmy Bannos Jr., Pastry Chef Aya Fukai, and Host Chef Riley Huddleston. We're bringing these culinary greats together for an unforgettable, one-night-only dining experience.

Click here to reserve tickets! For more information on events or local sponsorship in Chicago, please contact John Wilkerson at john@imrchicago.com or 312.342.5343.

The James Beard Foundation is proud to donate a portion of the evening’s proceeds to the James Beard Foundation's Taste America® Scholarship Fund. From April 1 through May 15, 2017, local culinary students are invited to apply through jamesbeard.org.

Local Partners:
Special Thanks:

Sur La Table

Join us for a day of FREE culinary events!
Saturday, October 15, 2016
10:00am–3:00pm
Sur La Table
900 North Michigan Shops
900 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611

Cooking demonstrations, cookbook signings, tastings, and fun for the whole family.

Schedule of events:

Missy Robbins<br> Lilia, Brooklyn, NY
10:00 am
Cooking Demonstration
Missy Robbins
Lilia, Brooklyn, NY
JBF Award Winner Jimmy Bannos, Jr.,<br> The Purple Pig, Chicago
12:00 pm
Cooking Demonstration
JBF Award Winner Jimmy Bannos, Jr.,
The Purple Pig, Chicago


Check back soon for further updates!

Kitchen space is limited for chef demonstrations. We will begin taking reservations on Friday, September 23, 2016. Please check back then for RSVP instructions and further updates.


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